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InteliDrive

DriveMonitor
InteliDrive PC software

SW version 2.9, February 2012

User guide

Copyright 2004-2012 ComAp s.r.o.


Written by Ladislav Kadanik, Pavel Doubek
Prague, Czech Republic

ComAp, spol. s r.o.


Kundratka 2359/17, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 246 012 111, Fax: +420 266 316 647
E-mail: info@comap.cz, www.comap.cz

Table of Contents
Table of Contents............................................................................................................................................ 2
DriveMonitor.................................................................................................................................................... 3
PC Hardware requirements.......................................................................................................................... 3
How to check DriveMonitor version?............................................................................................................ 3
DriveMonitor compatibility............................................................................................................................ 3
Controller software ...................................................................................................................................... 3
ID-DCU to DriveMonitor connection................................................................................................................. 4
Direct connection.......................................................................................................................................... 4
Modem connection....................................................................................................................................... 5
Internet connection....................................................................................................................................... 6
Active call..................................................................................................................................................... 7
AirGate ........................................................................................................................................................ 8
Off-line.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Close connection.......................................................................................................................................... 9
Monitoring...................................................................................................................................................... 10
Control window.......................................................................................................................................... 10
RPU control............................................................................................................................................... 11
Setpoints................................................................................................................................................... 11
Values....................................................................................................................................................... 12
History....................................................................................................................................................... 13
Remote switches....................................................................................................................................... 13
Password protection................................................................................................................................... 14
Language selection.................................................................................................................................... 14
Set statistics............................................................................................................................................... 15
Reset from Init state................................................................................................................................... 15
Export data................................................................................................................................................. 15
Tools - DriveConfig..................................................................................................................................... 16
Settings...................................................................................................................................................... 16
DriveMonitor version................................................................................................................................... 19
DDE Server.................................................................................................................................................... 20
DDE Server status...................................................................................................................................... 21
DDE Server error messages...................................................................................................................... 21

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DriveMonitor
Drive Monitor functions

On-line direct, Modem, Internet or AirGate connection to the one engine


Active Modem or Internet call from engine to PC (activated by selected Alarm)
Continuous on-line one engine monitoring
History record download
On-line or Off-line History record listing
Setpoints listing and adjusting (password protected)
Statistics value (e.g. Running hours) Set/Reset
Password and Access code change

PC Hardware requirements
DriveMonitor software is based on Windows 2000/XP/Vista or higher platform. Use PC suitable for this
platform. No other special requirements are necessary. DriveMonitor requires 20 MB of hard disc free space.
Standard modem without special requirements can be used.

How to check DriveMonitor version?


Use Help About command to display current DriveMonitor version window.

DriveMonitor compatibility
DriveMonitor-2.8 is compatible with all InteliDrive Marine 1.x versions and with InteliDrive Industrial2.x.
DriveMonitor-2.8 is compatible with ID-Mobile and ID-Mobile Logger.

Controller software
InteliDrive controller contains firmware and default or customized configuration. Controller configuration can
be modified using DriveConfig PC software only. DriveMonitor enables to load Application file from the
controller and save it to PC.

Application file
Application-configuration (binary) *.aid file contains:
Complete I/O configuration (include extension modules if any)
Setpoints setting
All available languages texts
Controller History record

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ID-DCU to DriveMonitor connection


There are following possibilities for PC DriveMonitor to controller connection. Connection stays opened (online) until it is closed by operator. For proper connection must be correctly set PC COM port and controller
address (see setpoint Basic setting: Controller address in controller).
Hint:
Note that not all USB/RS232 converters are working with DriveConfig and DriveMonitor.
Recommended USB/RS232 converters:
ASIX - UCAB232E (http://www.asix.cz/)
VPI - USS-101/111 (http://www.vpi.us/usb-serial.html)
C-232-MM (http://www.usbgear.com/item_288.html)

Direct connection
Direct connection via RS232 (up to 10m). For longer distance use RS232/RS485 converters
(e.g. ADVANTECH ADAM 4520).

RS232

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Modem connection
Modem connection via Analog, ISDN or GSM modem.

RS232

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Internet connection

ID-DCU

ID-COM

ID-DCU

CAN2

IG-IB

ID-COM

Internet via IG-IB (InteliGen internet interface unit). IG-IB Internet - Ethernet or Dial-up
connection is available.

CAN2

IG-IB

ETHERNET
ETHERNET

PC

Modem

@
Modem

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PC

Active call
Active automatically call (via modem) to the preselected telephone number and sends the AID
file when active call is activated.
To receive AID file the DriveMonitor must be in Active call waiting window.

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AirGate
Direct connection to controller via AirGate available only for ID-Mobile controller with IDMobile GPRS modem.

Off-line
Off line connection enables open and list Application AID file stored in PC.

Hint:
More detail regarding different types of connection see in Inteli-Communication guide.

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Close connection

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Monitoring

Control window: displays all ID-CU and I/O states, enables engine control.
ID-RPU window
Setpoints: listing and adjusting
Values: reading of all I/O include external modules
History list: complete history list.

Control window
Control window displays ID-CU analog and binary I/O Battery voltage and RPM. There is a copy of Alarm list
and J1939 Alarm list.

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RPU control
Displays all values measured on ID-RPU inputs and outputs.

Hint:
RPU control is available in Marine software version only.

Setpoints
Enables to see and adjust all setpoints. Corresponding Password must be set before new setpoint value can
be entered. Password protected value is gray background.

The Import of setpoint settings is available from other archive see command Setpoint Open alternative
setpoints ( Import alternative setpoints, etc. ).

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Values
Values list is modified depends on controller configuration of J1939 or PLC programmable functions.

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History
History record is activated by active Alarms or ECU Alarms and some engine events (e.g. start/stop).
It is possible to use DriveConfig to modify list of recorded values.

Available commands
Read history Forces history reading (History file in DriveMonitor is not complete when
other terminal is/was connected to the same controller).
Find
Enables to find selected string.
Column
Enables to select visible columns in History window.
Hint:
Complete history record is stored to aid file from DriveMonitor only (not from DriveConfig).

Remote switches
Using the remote switches is possible to control from DriveMonitor up to 8 Logical Binary Outputs
RemoteControl1 to RemoteControl8 that can be configured in DriveConfig to e.g. Binary output or to PLC
function.
DriveMonitor

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Password protection
Password is a four-digit number. Only setpoints associated with the entered password level can be modified.
There are three levels of password protection.
0. User level allows change of non-protected setpoints only
1. Operator level allows change of setpoints protected by Operator level 1.
2. Master level allows change of setpoints protected by Operator 1. and Master level 2.
3. Supervisor highest level allows all setpoints or configuration changes, firmware upgrade.
There can be password protected:
Setpoints (depends on configuration)
Statistics values (Level 3 only)
Engine commands (depends on configuration)
Even though one level may have been set from the front panel, the affected setpoints are not
accessible from DriveMonitor (direct or Modem) until this level is set in DriveMonitor (direct or Modem).
Setpoints opened from front panel are automatically closed 15 minutes after the last key has been
touched or when wrong value of password is set.
Any password can be changed once that level password or higher has been entered.

Language selection

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Set statistics
The Password level 3 has to be set prior the statistics can be changed cleared or set.

Reset from Init state


New command Reset from init state to remotely start-up controller from Init state (e.g. after firmware
upgrade). Other option was switch Off / On the power supply.

Export data
Command enables export of Setpoints, values or History to separate xls files.

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Tools - DriveConfig
In case the controller configuration is to be changed the DriveConfig can be started from here.

Settings
Fonts
Application font is
Application font
Controller font
Auto-change char set
Preferred language

Application font defines font used in DriveMonitor itself (windows, functions,


buttons, dialog etc. texts).
Defines font for all texts, which are downloaded from controller: e.g. Setpoint
and Values names. This selection is active only when Auto-change char set is
not ticked.
Controller font is set according to controller setting (is the same as in
controller).
Controller font when actual font is not available.

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History
Automatic
Explicit
Always reads history after opening connection

All from on-line controller


Explicit (limited) number of history records.

Active call
Show notification
Send notifying email

From address
Sender name
By engine

It is possible to activate PC screen notification Window when Active call comes.


E-mail is sent to selected address when Active call is received. Archive file can be
attached to e-mail.
Via Outlook
There must be both Active call window (connection) opened and Outlook running.
Via SMTP server
Information from where is notifying email sent.
Basic setting: Engine name is included to notifying email.

Following message is sent to selected address when Test settings button is pressed: This is a test
message from DriveMonitor. Success or Failure confirmation appears on PC DriveMonitor screen.

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Miscellaneous

Automatic recovery
RunDriveMonitor at system startup

Open the last connection after PC start-up e.g. due to blackout.


Open the last closed connection after PC start-up.

Sounds
Any new alarm in Alarm list can be indicated by selectable sound.

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DriveMonitor version
To see Drive monitor version select Help About window.

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DDE Server
DDE Server provides the communication interface between PC and Controller. It is started automatically
from the program in the moment of reading/writing of the configuration from/to the controller. Use ALT-TAB
(Windows task switching) to view DDE server window.

Click on LAST ERRORS to see report of the last error message.


Click on STOP to pause the communication (not to close the connection).

CAUTION!
DDE server is started and stopped automatically. Do not close it manually!

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DDE Server status


Status of the DDE Server (Running / Preparing / Error) for each controller address is visible in the DDE
server window.
STATUS

COLOR

MEANING

Running

green

The connection is running, no problems occurred.

Programming blue

The DDE server is programming firmware or configuration into the controller.


Progress in percent is shown in the status text field.

Preparing

yellow

The DDE server is building-up the connection to the controller. This state may
last from seconds up to several minutes depending on connetion type and
number of connected controllers.

Error

red

The connection failed. Use ALT-TAB, select DDE Server and press the "Last
errors" button at the controller with appropriate address to see more
information.

DDE Server error messages


Connected controller does not answer to DDE server requests. Probable
reasons:

Timeout (continuous)

The controller is not connected or switched off


The communication cable is wrong
The COM port number is not correctly selected
Setpoints in the controller related to the communication are not
correctly adjusted

The communication module in the controller is damaged

Timeout (time to time)

Occasional timeouts can be caused by overloading of your operating


system.

TAPI: requested modem


(#) not found

The selected modem is not attached or properly installed.

TAPI: unavailable modem

Communication port is being used by other communication device.

TAPI: Line unexpectedly


closed

Modem is configured in Windows, but it is not connected or it is failed.


It is not possible to open connection. Probable reasons:

TAPI: Can't create


connection

Pop-up window with a


message Can't open COM

When "beeping" is audible during start of the connection, the line


quality is bad or the other modem is not compatible with the
originating one.
When busy tone is audible during start of connection, the
destination number is busy or wrong.
When no tone is audible, phone line is not connected.

The selected COM port is occupied by other program or is not installed.


Check if there is other program using the COM port running or select
proper COM port.

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